Differences in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) by gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States were found in a study published in the journal JAMA Neurology.
Variable risk factors for dementia
Obesity, lack of physical activity and low education have been identified as risk factors for developing ADRD in middle age. At least 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRDs) in the U.S. is estimated to be related to risk factors that can be altered.
“Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) based on gender, race, and ethnicity in the United States have been assessed in a new study.”
The research team assessed changes in the prevalence of risk factors over the past decade with differences by gender, race, and ethnicity.
It turned out that variable risk factors were higher among men and among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Blacks and Hispanics (any race) compared with Asian and white individuals.
These data suggest that variable risk factors for ADRDs have changed over the last decade and depend on gender, race and ethnicity, thus reviewing current risk factor profiles.